RSport Rally has entered the 52nd running of the Knox Mountain Hill Climb. Knox is the longest running paved hill climb in North America. The course winds 800 vertical feet up a mountain and covers 3.5km. The event is run over the May long weekend and is based out of Kelowna BC. This year’s event is projected to have over 70 entries.

Two time Western Canadian Rally Champion Scott Trinder and marathon rally driver Bob Trinder will be running this year’s event in the teams’ sharp looking 1970 Ampco Grafix Datsun 240z. Recently, Bob ran the car at Targa Newfoundland, a paved week long rally event. The zeds history includes a marathon rally which took the RSport Rally team from Panama to Alaska in 1997. The Panama event covered 19,000km in 21 days.

As Knox is a sanctioned hill climb event there are no navigators allowed. To be fast, a driver must memorize every aspect of the hill. The field is split into two run groups allowing both Bob and Scott Trinder to compete against each other in the same car.

“Last year we ran the PIAA Subaru Rally car at the event in full gravel trim with Bridgestone Potenza street tires. The high suspension made for a fun run up the hill!” said Bob. Techworks Engineering recently rebuilt the engine in the Datsun. “It’s great having the Zed up and running; Tom and his team at Techworks have done some amazing work with the engine, I am excited to put it to the test this weekend,” said Scott.

“The Datsun is so fun to drive… This will be our first time running it at Knox and I am curious to see how its times compare to the Subaru.” said Scott

RSport Rally would like to thank:

Open Road Richmond Auto Body, Ampco Grafix, Pacific Parts, Techworks Engineering, PIAA, Bridgestone, AMT Machine Shop, RMT Contracting, Dragon Optical, Penzoil, NGK, Country Tireland.



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